Frédéric Chopin 1810 – 1849
Mazurkas Op. 59
01. No. 1 in A minor
02. No. 2 in A -flat Major
03. No. 3 in F-sharp minor
04. Barcarolle in F sharp Major, Op. 60
05. Polonaise – Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
06. Nocturne in B, Op. 62 No.1
07. Nocturne in E, Op. 62 No. 2
Franz Schubert 1797 – 1828
Sonata in G major, D 894
01. I Molto moderato e cantabile
02. II Andante
03. III Menuetto, Allegro moderato
04. IV Allegretto
Ewa Kupiec, piano
Ewa Kupiec regularly performed at the world’s leading festivals and with major orchestras, which in recent seasons have included Munich Philharmonic, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Danish Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and Orchestre de Paris. Conductors she worked with include Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, Ingo Metzmacher, Xian Zhang, Sakari Oramo, Semyon Bychkov, Giancarlo Guerrero, Herbert Blomstedt, Krzysztof Penderecki, Lothar Zagrosek, Gilbert Varga, Christoph Poppen, Andrey Boreyko and Marek Janowski. Renowned Polish maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has initiated and supported an exceptionally fruitful musical collaboration between the two, and as such they have performed all over the world and, released in 2003, recorded Chopin’s piano concerti together.
Ewa Kupiec is a dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Her Berlin Konzerthaus performance in 2005 of Schnittke’s First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra was the first performance of this work since 1964 and was released by Phoenix in 2008, together with other Schnittke works for piano and orchestra. Her recital and chamber music programs often include contemporary works, and different composers have dedicated pieces to her. As a result of this collaboration a CD “Conception” with works of R. Meyers and A. Bibalo was released in 2005.
2014 saw four special releases: Polish composer’s Andrzej Panufnik’s piano concerto for the complete recording of his œvre, together with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin for cpo (ICMA Special Achievement Award 2015), Grażyna Bacewicz‘ piano quintet arranged for piano and string orchestra for the Naxos label together with the Capella Bydgostiensis – awarded the prestigious Fryderyk Award in Poland (2015)
Among other numerous recordings are works by Szymanowsky (ECHO Klassik 1997) and Paderewski. For Sony, she recorded Władysław Szpilman’s music, known from the movie „The Pianist“.
2007 Haenssler released her recording of Janacek‘s solo works and 2010 saw the release of Żal, with solo works by Chopin and Schubert. In 2011, in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk, she published a CD with solo works by Kodály and Enescu (Solaris). 2012 saw the release of Chopin’s piano concertos and Nocturnes selection on the Australian ABC label, and 2013 the premiere recording of Lutosławski’s works for piano solo (Sony). in 2014 Chopin’s works for piano and cello with Johannes Moser (Hänssler), and piano quintets by Scharwenka and Dvorak with the Armida Quartet (Solaris).